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Women’s History Month

Have you ever heard of Charley Darkey Parkhurst? I certainly never had before I became a fifth grade teacher. In the presentation of history, there are so many interesting stories that are buried in between the layers of the usual “war centric” history we…


Are You Ready For “Poetry Month”?

I was a creative writing and psychology major in college. (Would you like fries with that?) Needless to say, I had to go back to graduate school almost immediately to a acquire a marketable skill set. Nevertheless, my love of writing and of teaching…

Studying the Works of Chris Van Allsburg

I love author studies. One of the main reasons is because students of all ages can study the works of one author and begin to see authors as real people. Another is because studying books allows students to interact with those books on a…

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